Oscilloscope Art // Jerobeam Fenderson

Above is an audio visual experience featuring fungi, insects, white noise, and various geometric shapes, all created with sound and image in mind. The video was put together by Austrian artist and electrical engineer Jerobeam Fenderson, who has also showcased/performed these AV experiences in front of many live audiences throughout Europe. To create these videos Fenderson utilizes an oscilloscope, an electrical instrument typically used within the fields of engineering, medicine, automotive, and telecommunications. Oscilloscopes are used to track varying signal voltages on a two dimensional plot and were designed to observe changes in an electrical signal over time and is very useful in the maintenance of heavy duty electrical equipment, but Fenderson has found a way to create music based around the images the instrument creates. This is a good video to watch to help understand a little of what he puts into making these. He even created a successful kickstarter campaign to fund a whole album based on this idea and created a record label that is now dedicated to it. I can’t wait to see/hear the future work of this AV artist and hope to see more people using this experimental technique.

Bandcamp: https://jerobeamfenderson.bandcamp.com/music                                                        Website: http://www.jerobeamfenderson.net/                                                                                      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerobeamfenderson/

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Diffusion – Patterned Skin Texture

Diffusion is an audio video piece of art with visuals created by Kouhei Nakamara and audio provided by Russian composer Kai Engel. Nakama is a Visual Art Director who works for the company WOW inc. and started this project after being inspired by a series of mathematical formulas. These are formulas found within reaction-diffusion systems and are related to multiple naturally accruing phenomena, especially patterns found on living organisms. Nakama, through further research, discovered that humans do in fact have patterned skin. These patterns are known as the Lines of Blaschko and are invisible to the human eye under normal conditions. The piece itself might be considered meditative but Nakama believes it to be a peek into the what the future of biotechnology and DNA manipulation may be like.

Website: http://kouheinakama.com/Diffusion02

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Ben Ridgway’s “Stillpoint”

Recently Ben Ridgway released a new film project of his, Ridgway specializes in making three dimensional  computer art in programs like zBrush and has been known to make short experimental animations similar to the one above. He describes “Stillpoint” as “An elusive point of stillness in a shifting and expanding world.” While watching the video your perception becomes warped and it becomes difficult to look away from the seemingly distant center of the frame. The video seems to be composed of a series of Ridgeway’s zBrush pieces that have all been attached to one another in a descending portal like matter using a program like adobe after effects. The video shares similar techniques of animation used in his previous films but overall theme differs. You can check out more of Ridgway’s work on his facebook page or on his website.

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Datagrama – João Data

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Datagrama is the brainchild of João Beira (aka João Data), it was created in 2002 and has grown into something extraordinary. It works as an outlet for his extremely original and mind bending art that utilizes a vast amount of new technologies available to us today. Biera himself is from Portugal but is currently based out of Austin Texas, his work focuses on projection mapping, live performance, AV installations, and VJing (he also considers himself a cultural activist). Some of his projects get as interesting and experimental as sampling biofeedback from meditating individuals to create a visual representation, most of his work also involves using Microsofts Kinect for gathering information to base visuals off of. Not only does he do all this stuff, he teaches it too, doing workshops in visual performance and interactive video. Video examples of his work and links are listed below.

Datagrama Website: http://datagrama.webs.com/

João Data Website: http://www.joaobeira.com/

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Cosmos – An Ambedo Paradise

First, you need to turn down the lights and turn up the volume, then you should start the calming hour long journey that is Cosmos. The synesthetic masterpiece you see above is a collaboration between Pupil Visuals and Dave Marian. Marian, who contributed the audio, is a Romanian producer based out of Spain and specializes in dub, house, and techno. Pupil on the other hand is a one man video production label based out of Cape Town in South Africa and specializes in music videos, projection mapping, and live VJing.

(Pupil) Website: http://www.pupilvisuals.com/h-o-m-e.html

(Marian) Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/davemarianmusik

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Unifield – 4D Geometric Art

Unifield is an experimental piece of audio/visual art by independent visual artist Can Buyukberber, who specializes in motion graphics and audio/visual performance. The piece is based off the research of famed british born geometer H.S.M. Coxeter, who from a young age felt that math and music had an intimate relationship with one another. The piece itself is a detailed laser cut sculpture mounted on a wall, projection mapping is used to place bright white light on specific sections of the form; creating unimaginable beauty. Buyukberber studied physics and visual communication design in Turkey, he is currently in the San Francisco Art Institute’s Art and Technology MFA program. He has had many large scale AV projections exhibited in both Europe and North America, more of his work can also be found on his website.

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Double You

Double You is a Visual Label founded by Martin Stebbing and Ian Clemmer. Although they are based out of Berlin in Germany they manage to showcase their art across the world. Both Clemmer and Stebbing have been recognized for their individual works, including visual effects used in the film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. They specialize in abstract art that is focused within the mediums of Visual Effects, Live Performance, and Projection Mapping. The video above is an example of what some of their VJ presentations are like, it was made using motion capture technology along with the softwares Krakatoa, Xmesh, and Quantum Force. Below are more examples of their art, but I recommend looking deeper for it does not do their wide range of abilities justice.

Website: http://doubleyou.vision/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doubleyouvision

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